- VFX Producer

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VFX Producer


The VFX Producer will oversee the bidding and production of Vancouver-based work as well as partnering with Executive in Charge, Vancouver Studio on ensuring ILM strategies and initiative progress forward.

Category Producers  Special Effects 
Location Vancouver, BC, Canada
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Feb 10, 2023
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Responsibilities include the proactive problem-solving and collaboration required for success, with oversight of budgets and schedules, ensuring work is produced to the quality and standards requested by the client on time and on budget, identifying best practices and approaches as needed, while advising on the strategy for potential new work. 
What You’ll Do
  • Meet with clients to review scripts, breakdowns and storyboards for a specific project
  • Partner with key creatives to develop the show approach plan and provide clients with estimates of budget and schedule requirements needed to complete the work
  • Prepare bid letters, key dates schedule, and assumptions for the work of a specific project
  • Play a proactive key role in marketing ILM's services to the industry
  • Contribute to the success of the entire ILM portfolio by proactively managing schedule; utilizing ILM’s global resources and 3rd party partners, where appropriate
  • Serve as hands-on Producer on 1-3 “UNIT” Shows or 1 Primary Vancouver “HUB” Show
  • During production, serve as Principal Vancouver contact for non-creative issues, tracking and reporting progress of work, budgeting and negotiating cost of work, and delivering cost/schedule changes to ensure client is updated as needed (Internal= “UNIT SHOW” | External = ”HUB SHOW”)
  • Manage assigned show / scope of Vancouver work P&L
  • Production strategy on ILM Vancouver shows, in partnership with EIC of Vancouver Studio
  • Maintain overall production schedule and manages budget for assigned show(s)
  • Bring production issues to the attention of EIC, Production, producers and management as needed; helps to resolve facility issues with ILM Vancouver HR Manager and others, as needed
  • In conjunction with ILM Vancouver Talent Managers, staff productions effectively
  • Evaluate EFC’s for assigned projects.  Works with assigned producers and production accountants to provide management with early, consistent and accurate EFC reporting
  • Participate in bi-weekly Production & Tactical Capacity meetings and portfolio meetings as appropriate
  • Evaluate changes in schedule and body of work over the course of active projects and to provide advice on solutions for resource capacity / utilization and complexity challenges
  • Partner with ILM SF, SINGAPORE and LONDON producers to determine communication framework and procedures between productions in appropriate studios
  • Partner with “HUB” Producer(s) to determine specific turnover requirements and to evaluate incoming turnovers
  • Manage crew performance. Supervise assigned production staff, providing timely performance feedback to Production and Artists at studio
What We’re Looking For
  • 10+ years’ hands-on digital production experience
  • Proven track record of successfully working in Visual Effects Producer capacity on several major productions at a facility (6+ years)
  • Proven track record in bidding and client management
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills including: Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Experience with databases and wide range of production management tools (such as Shotgun, Filemaker Pro, MS Project)
  • Strong English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work on weekends, depending on show schedules
  • Set-work may be required

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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